The course aims at studying microorganisms causing infectious disease of major public health significance in human. The etiology of infectious diseases, their clinical manifestations, route of transmission, treatment and techniques for detection and identification of pathogenic microorganisms are covered. The microorganisms studied in this course include Gram negative and Gram-positive bacteria, mycobacteria, fungi, mycoplasmas, rickettsiae and chlamydiae. Methods for laboratory diagnosis and identification of bacterial pathogens are emphasized in the laboratory.
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